Stateroom on the American Queen. Photo Courtesy of American Queen Steamboat Company.
American Queen Steamboat Company is based in the United States and offers cruises on the Mississippi, Ohio, and Columbia and Snake rivers. The company has only two ships in its fleet. Both vessels are quite large in terms of size and the number of passengers they carry. The American Queen can accommodate up to 436 passengers and has six decks. The American Empress has four decks and carries up to 223 passengers.
USA – Staterooms
The stateroom sizes on American Queen Steamboat Company’s ships are comparable in size to the ships in Europe. Suites are actually larger on the American Queen and the American Empress than they are on most of their European counterparts, as the ships are much larger too. Staterooms on both of American Queen Steamboat Company’s ships range in size from 80 square feet for single cabins up to 410 square feet for double cabins.
Both ships have single cabins and suites available.
American Queen Steamboat Company’s Stateroom Size Comparisons
The American Queen, which sails on the Mississippi River, has the smallest staterooms overall. Single cabins are between 80 square feet and 140 square feet and may be located either inside or outside. The smallest double staterooms are 140 square feet, and the Luxury Suites range in size from 338 square feet to 353 square feet. The most common cabin size is 190 square feet to 205 square feet.
On the Columbia and Snake rivers, the American Empress is slightly larger in terms of accommodations. It’s the smaller of the two ships in terms of ship size, though. There are no inside single cabins onboard; however, the single outside cabins are 160 square feet. Smallest double staterooms are 150 square feet, and the most common stateroom size is 180 square feet. Luxury Suites with an Open Veranda measure 410 square feet, which is about 20 percent to 25 percent larger than the same category stateroom on the American Queen.
Both ships for American Queen Steamboat Company are listed in the chart below.
Rhine, Main & Danube River Stateroom Size Comparisons
|River Cruise Company||Single Stateroom Size||Smallest Double Stateroom Size||Largest Double Stateroom Size||Most Common Stateroom Size|
|AmaWaterways||Yes, on some ships - 140 sq ft||160 to 170 sq ft||255 to 350 sq ft||170 to 235 sq ft|
|Avalon Waterways||No single staterooms.||172 sq ft||258 to 300 sq ft||200 sq ft|
|CroisiEurope||Yes, on some ships.||75 to 140 sq ft||140 to 168 sq ft||75 to 140 sq ft|
|Emerald Cruises||Yes, on all ships - 117 sq ft||162 sq ft||315 sq ft||180 sq ft|
|Scenic||Yes, on all ships - 205 sq ft||160 sq ft||325 to 475 sq ft||205 to 225 sq ft|
|Tauck||Yes, on all ships - 150 sq ft||150 sq ft||300 sq ft||150 to 300 sq ft|
|Uniworld||No single staterooms.||128 to 163 sq ft||214 to 410 sq ft||128 to 196 sq ft|
|Viking River Cruises||Yes, on some ships - 150 sq ft||135 sq ft||200 to 445 sq ft (All but 2 are 445 sq ft)||135 to 205 sq ft|
Cruises on the Columbia and Snake rivers are on the American Empress, and cruises on the Mississippi River are on the American Queen. There is some variety with regard to staterooms. If you choose one of the most common staterooms, your accommodations will measure between 180 square feet and 205 square feet.
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Why hasn’t this site been advising that water levels low on Danube and most if not all Viking ships stopped in Oct & Nov 2015. There appears to be other lines effected. People are getting bused everywhere.
We were on Uniworld in Oct and raced through and received apologies & $250 voucher for next trip. They & the the tour director, Heiner who was the best tour director I have ever come across handled it well. My sister who is on APT in Nov was bused from Vienna to Budapest and put on another boat for one night, no apologies and told if a problem to take up with customer service when she returned
Ralph Grizzle says
Thanks for letting us know. We can’t be everywhere and know everything. We’re a free site for people taking river cruises – or thinking of taking them. We do the best we can. That said, I am on AmaSerena on the Rhine. Yes, we have exceptionally low water, but it did not interrupt our trip. We were able to cruise from Basel to Amsterdam (we arrived this morning) with no problems.
Elsa Nystrom says
We were on Uniworld, cruising the Danube at end of August and first week of September. Water was very low, our ship, the Maria Teresa couldn’t get through the low water part, so three nights of our 15 day cruise were spent in really great hotels. Not as relaxing as a cruise, but interesting nevertheless. We received many apologies, spending money and a credit for future cruise. Since our return, I have been monitoring the weather and my husband and I wondered if the water was still low as they have had little rain. Now we know.